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Property: Lawyers, agents and vendors beware
Property: Lawyers, agents and vendors beware

 Julie Barkla 01 May 2020

Changes to the Sale of Land Act which came into effect in March impose wider disclosure obligations.

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Property and Environmental Law Section - April Newsletter
Property and Environmental Law Section - April Newsletter

 Property and Environmental Law Section 08 Apr 2020

The April edition of the Property and Environmental Law Section Newsletter is now available...
 

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt 01 Mar 2020

Co-ownership of property – whether property held as partnership property or on a constructive trust . . .

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Property: Identification rules to tighten
Property: Identification rules to tighten

 LIV Property and Environment Law Section 01 Mar 2020

The draft Model Participation Rules Version 6 contain important changes for solicitors and conveyancers...

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Property: Beware the owners corporation insurance trap
Property: Beware the owners corporation insurance trap

 LIV Property and Environment Law Section 01 Feb 2020

It is important for practitioners to have a good understanding of insurance when acting for vendors and purchasers of land affected by an owners corporation...

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Property and Environmental Law Section Newsletter
Property and Environmental Law Section Newsletter

 Property and Environmental Law Section 12 Dec 2019

The November/December edition of the Property and Environmental Law Section Newsletter is now available...

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Lawyers must ensure swimming pool and spa compliance
Lawyers must ensure swimming pool and spa compliance

 Karin Derkley 10 Dec 2019

Even though the Sale of Land Act doesn't require property vendors to disclose the compliance status of their swimming pool or spa, lawyers need to be mindful of their obligations under Australian Consumer Law when they act for purchasers or vendors...

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Property: Measurement discrepancies
Property: Measurement discrepancies

 Russell Cocks 01 Dec 2019

Contracts for the sale of land often present a discrepancy between the title dimensions and the physical dimension on the ground. This problem has traditionally been dealt with by an identity condition in the contract...

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Contract of sale of land: Lock, stock and barrel
Contract of sale of land: Lock, stock and barrel

 David P Lloyd, Murray McCutcheon and Robert Bradley 01 Nov 2019

The 2019 LIV/REIV contract of sale of land varies in many important respects from the contract of sale of real estate previously in use...

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Transfer of Land Act: Caveats and contracts of sale
Transfer of Land Act: Caveats and contracts of sale

 Philip Barton 01 Nov 2019

Under the caveat provisions, cases can turn on whether a contract exists or has been rescinded with twists involving nominees, unsubdivided land and obligations outstanding after settlement. Provision of purchase monies involves further issues...

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Property: Avoiding off the plan contracts
Property: Avoiding off the plan contracts

 Russell Cocks 01 Nov 2019

Avoiding off the plan contracts is a common topic for this column. March 2019 and July 2018 considered sunset clauses, October 2015 looked at avoiding for quality defects and May 2015 considered statutory avoidance rights...

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Property disputes: Dispute resolution guidelines updated
Property disputes: Dispute resolution guidelines updated

 Paul Snow 01 Nov 2019

Revised guidelines allow conveyancers to refer disputes to the LIV’s sub-committee for resolution, where the other party is represented by a lawyer...

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Implementation of the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019
Implementation of the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019

 Property and Environmental Law Section 15 Oct 2019

The LIV has provided a submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria regarding the implementation of the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019...

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Reminder: Phase out of Plan Acceptance counter services
Reminder: Phase out of Plan Acceptance counter services

 Property and Environmental Law Section 02 Oct 2019

Land Registry Services is phasing out its face-to-face 'over the counter' lodgment service for plans under the Subdivision Act 1988 and survey-based transactions...

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LIV/REIV Contract of Sale of Land seminar
LIV/REIV Contract of Sale of Land seminar

 Property and Environmental Law Section 01 Oct 2019

The LIV recently hosted a seminar on changes to the new LIV/REIV Contract of Sale of Land...

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